January 2, 2015 Subject:
Noooo Mr. Cat!
Fun and... overly descriptive? silent movie about how animals prey on other animals. From insects to yes, little tiny cats! It's the descriptions that make this film awesome. Reccomended!
May 4, 2011 Subject:
John Kieran obviously wrote the intertitles
This early 1900s silent film is immediately (and solely) notable for two things:
One, a majority of the insects are anthropomorphized as villians. The ground wasp is made out to be a bank robber! The pitcher plant is a malcontent that, it is implied, kills insects without reason. This is what earns it a low review from me. The moral judgements implied by the humanization are completely at odds with the next point, that all life kills/eats other life because it must to survive.